Pin It
Favorite

'Awesome As F--k,' Green Day 

Another live album?

click to enlarge art16374.jpg

Why does Awesome As F--k exist? Green Day already released a great live album — 2005’s Bullet In A Bible — and have only released one studio album since. Another live album seems unnecessary beyond recording a few career-spanning cuts yet to be captured live. The album’s 17 songs were recorded in 17 different cities on the “21st Century Breakdown World Tour,” from New York City to Japan. The seamlessness of the transition between songs performed on different continents is astounding.

Still, something is a bit off in terms of cohesion. Maybe it’s Billy Joe Armstrong’s habit of yelling out wherever he’s playing mid-song (“England!” “Ireland!” “San Diego!” “Michigan!”), but the album fails to capture the feel of being an epic rock show. While it’s comforting to hear Green Day still rock some songs from 39/Smooth and Kerplunk (which are probably older than most of the fans at these shows), Awesome As F--k is ultimately an unneeded patchwork performance.

DOWNLOAD: “Burnout (Live)”

Tags:

  • Pin It

Latest in Music

  • Keepin' On
  • Keepin' On

    All around the Inland Northwest, the music scene continues to persevere
    • Dec 17, 2014
  • Latest Puzzle
  • Latest Puzzle

    How the Broken Thumbs find themselves melding rock instruments and a computer
    • Dec 17, 2014
  • Modern Cool
  • Modern Cool

    Jessica Hernandez kicks out new jams steeped in Detroit's musical roots
    • Dec 10, 2014
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
Yule Sing Your Eye Out!

Yule Sing Your Eye Out! @ Garland Theater

Sat., Dec. 20, 5 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Seth Sommerfeld

Most Commented On

  • Fresh Spin

    A local record shop is reincarnated under a new owner, giving this generation a taste of vinyl
    • Nov 25, 2014
  • More »

Top Tags in
Music & Film

Film


Review


© 2014 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation